Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 58 63
Rank change year-on-year +21 +5 +9
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 176 93 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.82% 4.11% 4.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.57% 4.71% 4.55%
Number of salaries quoted 145 79 124
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +11.84% +8.57%
10th Percentile £34,050 £26,000 £23,825
90th Percentile £59,250 £60,000 £51,250
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2679 1974 2898
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 88.62% 87.23% 88.43%
Number of salaries quoted 2023 1676 2452
Cheshire median annual salary £44,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.33% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £64,900 £60,000 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Cheshire

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Software Engineering in Cheshire

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Cheshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in Cheshire

Software Engineering
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +4 65 £50,000 -16.67% 2
Chester -4 20 £46,250 -2.63%
Crewe -5 15 £40,000 +9.59% 2
Warrington -5 15 £44,000 -2.22% 1
Sandbach - 9 £47,500 - 1
Wilmslow +18 8 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Macclesfield -6 2 £32,500 -
Runcorn - 2 £75,000 -
Northwich - 1 £40,000 -
Software Engineering
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 104 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (56.82%) Java
3 63 (35.80%) Finance
4 53 (30.11%) TDD
5 50 (28.41%) Spring
6 45 (25.57%) JavaScript
6 45 (25.57%) SQL
7 41 (23.30%) SDLC
8 40 (22.73%) Banking
8 40 (22.73%) Scrum
9 39 (22.16%) C#
10 38 (21.59%) HTML
11 36 (20.45%) Linux
11 36 (20.45%) MVC
12 35 (19.89%) .NET
13 34 (19.32%) Hibernate
14 31 (17.61%) CSS
15 30 (17.05%) Degree
15 30 (17.05%) Test Automation
16 29 (16.48%) AngularJS
17 28 (15.91%) Windows
18 26 (14.77%) BDD
18 26 (14.77%) Java EE
19 25 (14.20%) Oracle
19 25 (14.20%) C++
20 24 (13.64%) Git (software)
21 23 (13.07%) Open Source
21 23 (13.07%) Risk Management
22 22 (12.50%) OO
22 22 (12.50%) DevOps

Software Engineering
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (11.36%) Tomcat
2 6 (3.41%) CICS
3 4 (2.27%) Confluence
3 4 (2.27%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.27%) WinCC
4 3 (1.70%) WebLogic Portal
5 2 (1.14%) Apache
5 2 (1.14%) CMS
5 2 (1.14%) JBoss
6 1 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.57%) Anypoint
6 1 (0.57%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.57%) IIS
6 1 (0.57%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.57%) Resin
6 1 (0.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (1.70%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.57%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.70%) OpenShift
5 2 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.57%) GitHub
6 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.11%) HTTP
2 5 (2.84%) Internet
3 4 (2.27%) Ethernet
3 4 (2.27%) LDAP
3 4 (2.27%) Modbus
3 4 (2.27%) Profibus
4 1 (0.57%) DNS
4 1 (0.57%) IPsec
4 1 (0.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (11.93%) SQL Server
2 20 (11.36%) MySQL
3 17 (9.66%) NoSQL
4 15 (8.52%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (3.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 7 (3.98%) DB2
5 7 (3.98%) Redis
6 6 (3.41%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.84%) IMS/DB
7 5 (2.84%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (2.27%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.70%) GIS
9 3 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (1.14%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.57%) Big Data
11 1 (0.57%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.57%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 24 (13.64%) Git (software)
2 17 (9.66%) Jenkins
3 15 (8.52%) Gradle
4 12 (6.82%) JUnit
5 10 (5.68%) SonarQube
6 9 (5.11%) Subversion
7 8 (4.55%) Eclipse
7 8 (4.55%) Selenium
8 6 (3.41%) Cucumber
8 6 (3.41%) JIRA
9 5 (2.84%) NUnit
10 4 (2.27%) FitNesse
10 4 (2.27%) JMeter
10 4 (2.27%) SoapUI
10 4 (2.27%) Visual Studio
10 4 (2.27%) WebDriver
11 3 (1.70%) Bitbucket
11 3 (1.70%) Jasmine
11 3 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.70%) TestNG
General
1 63 (35.80%) Finance
2 40 (22.73%) Banking
3 14 (7.95%) Investment Banking
4 9 (5.11%) Law
5 7 (3.98%) Advertising
6 6 (3.41%) Marketing
7 5 (2.84%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.70%) Retail
9 2 (1.14%) Electronics
10 1 (0.57%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 81 (46.02%) Software Engineer
2 50 (28.41%) Developer
3 27 (15.34%) Java Engineer
4 26 (14.77%) Java Software Engineer
5 23 (13.07%) Senior Software Engineer
6 22 (12.50%) Java Developer
7 20 (11.36%) Senior Developer
8 11 (6.25%) C# Software Engineer
8 11 (6.25%) Embedded Engineer
8 11 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
9 10 (5.68%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 10 (5.68%) Senior Java Engineer
9 10 (5.68%) Senior Java Software Engineer
10 8 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
10 8 (4.55%) Senior Java Developer
11 7 (3.98%) C++ Software Engineer
11 7 (3.98%) PHP Developer
11 7 (3.98%) Software Developer
11 7 (3.98%) Software Team Leader
11 7 (3.98%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (28.41%) Spring
2 38 (21.59%) HTML
3 35 (19.89%) .NET
4 34 (19.32%) Hibernate
5 31 (17.61%) CSS
6 29 (16.48%) AngularJS
7 26 (14.77%) Java EE
8 19 (10.80%) ASP.NET
8 19 (10.80%) JSON
9 18 (10.23%) React
10 17 (9.66%) Web Services
10 17 (9.66%) XML
11 16 (9.09%) Node.js
11 16 (9.09%) REST
12 14 (7.95%) SOAP
13 13 (7.39%) Spring MVC
14 12 (6.82%) .NET Framework
14 12 (6.82%) ASP.NET MVC
14 12 (6.82%) ASP.NET Web API
14 12 (6.82%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.52%) Computer Science
1 15 (8.52%) User Experience
2 14 (7.95%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (5.68%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (5.11%) Algorithms
4 9 (5.11%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.41%) Fintech
5 6 (3.41%) Life Science
5 6 (3.41%) Mainframe
5 6 (3.41%) N-Tier
6 5 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.84%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.70%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.70%) Smart Meter
8 2 (1.14%) Contactless
8 2 (1.14%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.14%) Graphic Design
8 2 (1.14%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (1.14%) Internet of Things
8 2 (1.14%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 36 (20.45%) Linux
2 28 (15.91%) Windows
3 19 (10.80%) Unix
4 12 (6.82%) Android
5 7 (3.98%) Mac OS
6 5 (2.84%) Embedded Linux
6 5 (2.84%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 3 (1.70%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.57%) AIX
8 1 (0.57%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.57%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.57%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.57%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (30.11%) TDD
3 41 (23.30%) SDLC
4 40 (22.73%) Scrum
5 36 (20.45%) MVC
6 30 (17.05%) Test Automation
7 26 (14.77%) BDD
8 23 (13.07%) Open Source
8 23 (13.07%) Risk Management
9 22 (12.50%) DevOps
9 22 (12.50%) OO
10 20 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (10.23%) OOP
12 17 (9.66%) Waterfall
13 16 (9.09%) Microservices
14 13 (7.39%) Wealth Management
15 12 (6.82%) Continuous Improvement
15 12 (6.82%) ITIL
15 12 (6.82%) Mentoring
16 11 (6.25%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 100 (56.82%) Java
2 45 (25.57%) JavaScript
2 45 (25.57%) SQL
3 39 (22.16%) C#
4 25 (14.20%) C++
5 20 (11.36%) PHP
6 18 (10.23%) Python
7 15 (8.52%) C
8 8 (4.55%) T-SQL
8 8 (4.55%) TypeScript
9 7 (3.98%) Ruby
9 7 (3.98%) VB
10 6 (3.41%) COBOL
11 5 (2.84%) Embedded C
11 5 (2.84%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.70%) Embedded C++
12 3 (1.70%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.70%) VBA
12 3 (1.70%) XPath
13 2 (1.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (17.05%) Degree
2 12 (6.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (3.41%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (2.84%) Sun Certification
5 4 (2.27%) HNC
6 3 (1.70%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.57%) PhD
7 1 (0.57%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.57%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.84%) QA
2 2 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 15288
3 1 (0.57%) WCAG
System Software
1 15 (8.52%) Docker
2 2 (1.14%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.57%) Firmware
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (0.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (5.68%) Puppet
3 9 (5.11%) Ansible
4 2 (1.14%) Nagios
5 1 (0.57%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.57%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.57%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.57%) Salt
5 1 (0.57%) SCCM
5 1 (0.57%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 25 (14.20%) Oracle
2 16 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 10 (5.68%) Google
4 8 (4.55%) SaltStack
5 7 (3.98%) Sybase
6 6 (3.41%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.27%) Facebook
7 4 (2.27%) Siemens
7 4 (2.27%) Sun
8 3 (1.70%) MuleSoft
9 2 (1.14%) Adobe
9 2 (1.14%) Altera
9 2 (1.14%) Apigee
9 2 (1.14%) Apple
9 2 (1.14%) IBM
9 2 (1.14%) Xilinx
9 2 (1.14%) Zend
10 1 (0.57%) ATG
10 1 (0.57%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.57%) Avaloq